Somerset County League

Worle 2, Middlezoy Rovers 1

MIDDLEZOY travelled to Worle on Saturday off the back of two wins and were hoping to continue this run against a team one place above them.

Zoy started the brighter and their first chance fell to Andy Smith but he couldn’t keep his volley down after latching on to Jake Horsey’s flick on.

Zoy were rewarded for their bright start 15 minutes in when Horsey had his shirt pulled in the box and Callum Laird converted his second penalty in as many weeks.

After their bright start and early goal it looked like Zoy might be on their way to another victory, but Worle struck back within five minutes when they broke with pace and found the dangerous Chris Taylor 18 yards out.

He cut back inside Alex Clapp and slotted through the legs of Greg Turner to draw his team level.

Zoy nearly regained the lead as an early ball into Horsey was only cleared as far as Dan Luce, whose first-time effort was deflected behind for a corner.

Adam Long then had his effort blocked as he turned and shot as last-ditch Worle defending was keeping Zoy at bay.

The second half was much the same as the first with Zoy searching for a goal.

It was Worle who got that goal, though, as on 55 minutes the hosts broke again and that man Taylor cut inside for a second time and slotted past Turner in a mirror image of his first goal.

It was now all Zoy as they bombarded the Worle goal.

Chances fell to Jed Williams, Luce, Horsey and Smith but no-one could put the ball in the net as poor finishing and last-ditch blocks frustrated Zoy.

They were lucky that it only stayed 2-1 as Worle hit them on the break only for Taylor to head wide from six yards out.

Zoy knew it wasn’t going to be their day when a 94th-minute penalty appeal was waved away but in all honesty Zoy should have already won the game by then with the chances they had created.

On Saturday, Zoy are back on the road as they head to Wrington Redhill.

MOM: Jed Williams


IN Division 1, leaders Bridgwater Town Reserves lost for the second week in succession as Mendip Broadwalk ran out 2-1 winners at Fairfax Park.

Lewis Hembery gave Town the lead but the visitors hit back with two second half goals to earn all three points.

Midfielder Mike Duffy made his return to action from the bench after a long injury lay-off.

Town’s first team are again without a match on Saturday, but the reserves are back at Fairfax Park hosting Somerton Town (3pm).


Somerset League Division 2

Middlezoy Rovers Res 5, Stockwood Green Res 2

MIDDLEZOY faced Stockwood at the Aerodrome looking to make it six wins on the bounce.

The hosts lost Carl Tucker with injury early on and young Liam Winter came on to make his debut.

Winter was involved immediately as Josh Lewis’ crunching tackle on the half-way line broke to Winter who beat the first player to pass to Scott Capel who ran 15 yards with the ball to shoot home from the edge of the area.

Winter was again involved when his ball to Prescott down the wing was volleyed home in emphatic style from the edge of the box.

On the stroke of half-time, Zoy lost keeper Scott Rich to injury and Prescott took over in goal.

Stockwood made it 2-1 shortly after the break but Zoy restored their advantage through top scorer Craig Wright when he turned the defender and poked it past the keeper.

It was 4-1 in the 70th minute as Winter’s free-kick was bundled home by defender Lee Graham but Stockwood pulled a goal back with 15 minutes left.

Winter made it 5-2 with a well-taken goal.

Mom - Adam Prescott.

Middlezoy remain at the top of the table and now travel to Tunley next weekend.


MIDDLEZOY Rovers FC have announced a partnership with Bridgwater and Taunton College which will allow the club to use the College’s training facilities.

All of the football club – the juniors, the ladies and three men’s teams – will base their training at the newly refurbished facility.

BTC sports development manager Mason Galloway said: “We are delighted to grow our partnership with the club which will enable them to develop.”

Middlezoy chairman Paul Bennet said: “This is a breakthrough for junior football.

“To be part of a partnership deal like this ties up excellent training with a progressive football club allowing the whole community to access high class facilities.”

All the football club will now train at Bridgwater and Taunton College on Wednesday evenings.

For more details, search for the club on Facebook and Twitter or email